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James A. Simon, MD, Lucy D. Treene, MS, PA-C and Carol J. Mack, MPH, PA-C work closely with women in the Washington, D.C. area, treating and managing health issues ranging from routine gynecological exams to infertility, vulvar pain, sexual dysfunction, menopause, osteoporosis and more.

Dr. Simon is a renowned expert in gynecological and sexual health, leading clinical research studies that have brought innovative approaches to medicine. A hands on, caring and experienced physician, James A. Simon, MD, offers extensive knowledge and a passion for exceptional healthcare to help women live happy, healthy and fulfilling lives.

Lucy D. Treene, MS, PA-C and Carol J. Mack, MPH, PA-C have worked alongside Dr. Simon for 16 and 13 years, respectively. Lucy specializes in vulvar and sexual pain, one of the few such experienced practitioners in the area. She offers common sense solutions and medications to provide relief for women. Carol offers her expertise to women struggling with infertility. Her deep understanding of the area and supportive personality helps couples navigate the most complicated infertility plan. Carol also makes use of her MPH (master's degree in public health), serving as a liaison and sub-investigator for the many clinical research trials ongoing at James A. Simon, MD, PC.

Clinical Research

James A. Simon, MD, is leading clinical research to help advance healthcare for women. Current clinical research trials include:

Each study provides free evaluation, examinations, diagnostic tests and study medication. study participants also receive reasonable compensation for their time and trouble. To learn more about these studies or to enroll, please click on the links above or contact Alisha Lutat or Carol Mack, MPH, PA-C at 202-293-1000.

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Simon Says

You’ve come a long way baby, or have you?

Are you reluctant to discuss sexual health issues with your doctor? If you answered “yes” to this question, you’re not alone. All too often, women avoid bringing up sexual health difficulties due to embarrassment, fear of being judged, or even worse, they’re scared their concerns will be dismissed. But truth be told, your doctor is Continue Reading

September is gynecological cancer awareness month

Next month, the media will be buzzing with news and information about breast cancer. But did you know each year in the United States approximately 71,500 women are diagnosed with gynecological cancers and 26,500 women die from it? This month is gynecological cancer awareness month and, though often overshadowed by fears of breast cancer, it’s Continue Reading

It’s time to improve awareness about vulvovaginal atrophy treatments

Vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA) is a common medical condition in which the vaginal walls thin and become dry due to decreasing estrogen levels usually associated with menopause. One of the chief complaints associated with this condition is painful intercourse. But despite the fact that VVA affects 45 percent of postmenopausal women, many women do not know Continue Reading

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